A sell-out crowd of nearly 150,000 motorsport enthusiasts attended the 2013 Goodwood Revival, held 13-15 September at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. While rain intermittently plagued this year’s event, spectators were still able to enjoy the very best from the classic motorsports world.
The jewel in the Revival’s racing crown –- the annual RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration race –- was made all the more unmissable in 2013 when the heaven’s opened at three-quarter distance, with Simon Hadfield seemingly coming out of nowhere to take the victory (with driving partner Wolfgang Friedrichs) in the Aston Martin Project 212, an appropriate first for Aston Martin in its centenary year.
Additionally, this year’s Freddie March Memorial Trophy ‘night race’ was set to be a special 90-minute competition into dusk, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the second Goodwood Nine Hour race, but heavy rain saw the race being shortened by 30 minutes. It was nevertheless a fabulous spectacle, evoking the sights and sounds of a bygone age, with first place going to John Young and Alex Buncombe in a Jaguar C-Type.
Photographer Julien Mahiels offers the following rain-soaked images from the RAC Tourist Trophy and Freddie March Trophy races at the 2013 Goodwood Revival, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Goodwood Revival 2013 – Racing in the Rain Photo Gallery